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Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival

Llandrindod Wells
 Victorian Festival

Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

The now famous Victorian Festival in Llandrindod Wells was established in 1981, and is going from strength to strength. Attracting some 35,000 visitors yearly to a town that has a population of only 5,000 is no mean feat, but the apparent ease with which it is done is largely due to the dramatic transformation achieved in the reversion to the Victorian era. The effect of horses and carriages, Victorian window displays and the townspeople sporting a wide variety of appropriate costumes creates an atmosphere the effect of which is nothing short of miraculous. 

Llandrindod Wells Victorian FestivalRight:- Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival
© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

The towns unspoilt architecture provides a perfect backdrop to the celebrations, and in Temple Gardens we have an ideal venue for the many different types of street entertainment provided free for the visitors and townsfolk throughout the day. All tastes are accommodated; daily bandstand concerts, costume parades, children's workshops and magic shows are frequent, and there are many talks and exhibitions for those wishing to learn as they are entertained, as well as numerous trips to places of interest in the beautiful countryside surrounding Llandrindod. 

Evening entertainment ranges from a Male Voice Choir, Music Hall, Victorian Melodramas and musicals, a Victorian Ball, to a Jazz Night, Welsh Night, Murder Mystery Banquet, a Magic Night, a Bier Keller and even an evening of 1940s Big Band Sounds. 

At the end of nine days the proceedings are closed in the grandest of manners with the moving Torchlight Procession and Fireworks Display at the Lakeside. All in all we look forward each year to a spectacular and very special Festival.


Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival

Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

Text reproduced with kind permission from the booklet 'Llandrindod Wells Town Guide' 
copyright Llandrindod Wells & District Chamber of Trade Visit

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